Marian “Hannah” Carlson is a writer, educator and former syndicated columnist for an international daily newspaper. As founder of the Young Writer’s Club, (www.youngwritersclub.com) more than 50 of her students have been published in national children’s magazines. The club received special recognition from the Harvard Graduate School of Education for its outstanding programs for young authors.

As a Master Teacher for the National Teacher Training Institute for PBS, she wrote high interest curriculum materials for the web. Carlson participated in a two year NEA Federal grant to write educational programs on Longfellow for the Maine Historical Society. As the Co-Chair of the Longfellow Bicentennial in 2007, she wrote the biography, American Genius: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in celebration of the poet’s 200th birthday.

In 2008, Carlson was commissioned by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra to write the story of John Adams for young audiences. The book, John Adams: the Voice Heard ‘Round the World, is a companion to the CD narration and music composed by Anthony DeLorenzo. As an enthusiastic fan of classical music, she serves on the board of the Landmarks Orchestra, founded by the late Charles Ansbacher (www.landmarksorchestra.org).

Carlson divides her time between teaching in the Boston area and Cape Cod.



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